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Fourteen Parts

by Code One

A suite of 14 experimental songs combining text, vocal sound-play and singing with acoustic and electronic soundscapes.
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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1. Petroglyph
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2. Moonstone
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3. Fog
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4. Scan
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3:20 $0.99
5. Perolo Tuk
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6. Untucked
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7. Three to the Third
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8. Pale Paved Haven
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9. Cloudfish
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10. Cat Twigs Ladder
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11. Enlarger
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12. Out About
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13. Code One
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14. Coda
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Album Notes
Code One is a collaboration between vocalist Cindy Lubar Bishop and composer Peter Girard. Fourteen Parts is their premiere CD. This eclectic mix of styles and moods is a study in contrasts. From serene to chaotic and serious to playful, Fourteen Parts derives its unified character from the balance and interplay of diverse elements.

Cindy Lubar Bishop is a veteran of the New York avant garde performance scene. Her early vocal work was featured in the operas of visionary director Robert Wilson as well as in her own performance pieces.

Peter Girard studied composition and electronic music at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has produced music for film, tv, theater, dance and the internet. His studio is a software based digital environment.

Two songs from Fourteen Parts - Cat Twigs Ladder and Enlarger - are in the score of a dance piece premiering in Voix, France in November 2003.


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Peter Ueberroth

With a name like Smucker's........
Trust that this is artistry at the level of telling the story of the three Blairs.....she could pull of the tale of how Selma Blair, Linda Blair, and Blair Brown lived in a house in the woods....why did they? Blair Brown was the day Blair Brown said they should go out on a picnic or for a walk.......meanwhile Alicia Silverstone was taking a walk alone in the woods...she saw the house and was tired....into it, porridge....time for bed. Later, the three Blairs came home.

Jane Ellen

14 Parts: An Amazing Tapestry of Sound
Fourteen Parts is a vast, timeless landscape of sound and imagery, featuring the vocal improvisations of Cindy Lubar Bishop and the electronic music of Peter Girard. The album is impossible to categorize, with seemingly equal parts of avant-garde, jazz, beat poetry, new age, and funk. Those fortunate enough to become acquainted with this CD will find themselves drawn into an alternate universe of ever-shifting color and nuance, as fourteen stories in sound unfold.

The album tells a tale which is without shape or form, yet mesmerizing all the same. For millennia the voice has been used as a vehicle to deliver texts, to arouse emotions through the combined use of poetry and music. In this instance, Cindy Lubar Bishop alternates between discernible text and a language of her own invention: one in which her voice becomes a pure, unfettered instrument, unrestricted by the usual expectations of the sung word.

The teaming of these two musicians is nothing short of brilliant as Peter Girard takes his cue from Lubar Bishop's vocal improvisations and weaves a tapestry of sound, which appears to bend the envelope of time and space. Fully cognizant that when reducing the voice to its purest form one enters exciting (and sometimes dangerous) musical territory, Girard uses his compositional genius to surround the voice, enhance it, and make it truly a part of his electronic soundtrack.

I defy the listener to choose a favorite track, for with repeated playing each piece will become a lasting favorite in its own right. This is not a CD to which one merely listens, this is a CD to be experienced, and as such, should be deemed a treasure.

Jean kallina